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#111731 Suspension specialty shop in Austin?

Posted by KevinDB on 11 January 2019 - 12:55 PM

Andris - thanks again for taking on my little job  :cool:


The shop is really awesome.  Full of so much goodness, I could hang out in there all day - but am not qualified lol.


Quite an impressive operation.

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#111723 You suck at point bys

Posted by KevinDB on 10 January 2019 - 09:54 PM

Jokes are for children. Camaros are for hillbillies that don't understand the difference between an apex and a parking lot. 


On point 1 I disagree.  On point 2, well damn.  That's mostly true  :laugh:

#111678 I designed a Blipshift t-shirt

Posted by KevinDB on 08 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

Can I buy this without having a degree of any sort with no plans to earn one?



#111621 Street tire class NASA

Posted by KevinDB on 04 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

This thread is a big turn off to TT.  It's not even real racing FFS


Maybe I should dust off the bike and give CMRA my time and money after all.


**Edit - just want to say I'm in a crappy mood and "coping" with vodka....  I have a perception of excessive whining and excuses and it set me off a bit.  Probably not that bad when i read it again in the morning**  

#111540 Goals for 2019

Posted by KevinDB on 02 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

1. Do a bunch of track days / seat time

2. Progress to TT

3. TT

4. Prep car intelligently


Very likely Reality:

1. Let things get in the way of booking track time

2. TT?  LOL

3. ...

4. Obsess and waste time and money on things that don't help the car work better, which is fine because it won't be in TT or any kind of W2W class any time soon anyway


Possible Reality:

1. Decent amount of seat time

2. Maybe by 2020 if enough seat time to "earn" TT license


4. Slowly and intelligently prep, enjoying the process and hopefully progress

5. Make way to w2w with the same car


Alternate universe:

1. Stop trickling money into a street car

2. Buy prepped race car or partner with existing WRL team / buy seat time with WRL team etc

3. Race

#111526 Joe's Answer: The "NBeater"

Posted by KevinDB on 02 January 2019 - 01:46 PM

Nice color! Welcome to the...oh wait why was I saying that?


Congrats on the new toy.  Someday when I grow up I might buy one of these things.

#111455 Tell me what new(ish) DD to buy..

Posted by KevinDB on 30 December 2018 - 12:05 PM

Congrats on the new Q.  

#111425 Going in the Transporter for FL!!

Posted by KevinDB on 28 December 2018 - 10:28 PM

Ooh nice color change!  Dunno about those straps though  :tongue:


Safe journeys to Sebring - and good luck racing! 

#111400 For guys that have sound issues at race tracks.

Posted by KevinDB on 27 December 2018 - 02:07 PM

MSR Cresson is 103 db - not sure of the exact measurement protocol.

Ah, ok thanks.  Google says....103dB measured 50ft from edge of track surface.  


I forget about such things as the internets sometimes...  :blink:

#111226 2002 996

Posted by KevinDB on 20 December 2018 - 09:15 AM

Love this project/race/track beast.  


I have a soft spot for the 911.  it's all so wrong that it's magnificently right.  Even my wife's 06 cabriolet ... man it handles not so great (too floppy and understeers more than I'd like), doesn't have much power - but I still love driving it.  Enjoyable experience every time.


I really love the idea of taking a 996 base carrera and trying to match...say the 996 GT3 on track performance.  probably cheaper to just buy a 996 GT3, but what fun is that (easy to say that when I can't really afford a 996 GT3 as a second/third car)


If I don't get along with this Camaro as much as I like, I'll probably go back to euro flavor.  But I do love the 'murica Bald Eagles V8 glory.   :laugh:

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#111176 Tires! old solo driver, racer wanna be, noob all over again

Posted by KevinDB on 18 December 2018 - 04:23 PM

Absolutely! I'm here to help (and ridicule, where needed....LOL).


LOL.  I'll take both :D

#111174 Tires! old solo driver, racer wanna be, noob all over again

Posted by KevinDB on 18 December 2018 - 03:48 PM

I believe NASA offers a Time Trial (TT) License (aka HPDE 5 jokingly) once you go through the ranks of their HPDE program, a NASA member will have to confirm that - for going true W2W I believe they have a comp school held at various times throughout the year. Again, a NASA racer needs to confirm that.


With SCCA, if you want to get a racing license you must go to a comp/racing school (unless you have a racing license and experience from another organization, i.e. - NASA).


Here are the steps from SCCA, Getting an SCCA Competition License:



Here's a list of driving schools (if you did not want to do the upcoming January MSRH school):



This is awesome, thank you much!  

#111147 Tires! old solo driver, racer wanna be, noob all over again

Posted by KevinDB on 17 December 2018 - 08:03 PM

Kevin - it's easy - just get a race car...LOL...you could've had my Gen5 TA2 car...just sold it with a fresh motor a few weeks ago...

SO EASY!  lol.


I was sorely tempted by your race car, and aside from the reality of funds and zero race experience...it almost was a reality  :laugh:

#111142 Tires! old solo driver, racer wanna be, noob all over again

Posted by KevinDB on 17 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

All I've got to add is: when I read this thread I see a lot of strange acronyms/models...I don't speak street tire...but I am fluent in retard!  :tongue:


LOL.  Well someday, maybe, I'll be a race car driver like you, buying a new set of race slicks for every session.   :tongue:

(that would be fantastic!)

#111038 The LE5pard - Nix's Ecotec Miata Build

Posted by KevinDB on 14 December 2018 - 06:42 PM

Wish I could help with the harness situation.  Just want to say I'm impressed with your work on this project!  Because I know you need a perfect internet stranger's validation of the work you're already well aware of effort and quality level.  Yah.  Thumbs up.